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Old 03-01-2014, 12:10 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I listen to music on an almost exclusively mood-based basis. Though the selection doesn't always reflect my mood directly, the chain of albums that follows it will all share a certain feeling. Ie. If I start with Hissing Fauna, I'll probably also power through Skeletal Lamping, Scissor Sisters' Ta-Dah, Oracular Spectacular, so on and so forth until I gradually arrive at something quite different. Or, if I started with Wire, I'd follow it with a pattern like This Nation's Saving Grace, Marquee Moon, Sad Lovers & Giants, etc.

I can't listen to music on shuffle. I just don't enjoy it. It's too jarring an experience. I expect flow not only from an album, but from the spectrum of albums I play in a day.
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Old 03-01-2014, 12:22 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I listen to music on an almost exclusively mood-based basis. Though the selection doesn't always reflect my mood directly, the chain of albums that follows it will all share a certain feeling. Ie. If I start with Hissing Fauna, I'll probably also power through Skeletal Lamping, Scissor Sisters' Ta-Dah, Oracular Spectacular, so on and so forth until I gradually arrive at something quite different. Or, if I started with Wire, I'd follow it with a pattern like This Nation's Saving Grace, Marquee Moon, Sad Lovers & Giants, etc.

I can't listen to music on shuffle. I just don't enjoy it. It's too jarring an experience. I expect flow not only from an album, but from the spectrum of albums I play in a day.
This is me exactly. I usually go for mood enhancement, mood combatant, or some of both. When I'm happy I listen to my lovable angry music. When I'm angry I do the same. When I'm sad I listen to my sad music. When I'm sad and angry I turn to happy things. Also, fuck shuffle.
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Old 03-01-2014, 01:52 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I don't really listen to music by moods but I have some records that I almost only play during specific parts of the day. I've got 'morning music' to help me get out of bed and start the day feeling good (so I guess cheerful music), music I listen on my way to work (angry music), music on my way back from work (most of the time reggae) 'let's make love music', 'music to read' (mostly instrumental, lately this is Miles Davis), music to sleep (lately Orbital, Slint or Air), etc...
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Old 03-01-2014, 04:17 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Basically, I don't listen to music according to mood. Even if I've got a bad day, I'd play something upbeating, though that wouldn't make me more happy, long-term-wise.
Music puts me into a certain mood, but only after some time. Listening to one single song doesn't change my mood instantly, but e.g. listening to an album for let's say 50 minutes implies a change.
I'm speaking of listening to music only - music combined with visuals, furnished with sound effects (e.g. movies) will reach you emotionally more easily than music itself.
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Old 03-01-2014, 04:21 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I don't think much about it. I just listen to whatever I feel like, though maybe that's exactly what it's all about.
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Old 03-01-2014, 04:55 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Basically, I don't listen to music according to mood. Even if I've got a bad day, I'd play something upbeating, though that wouldn't make me more happy, long-term-wise.
Music puts me into a certain mood, but only after some time. Listening to one single song doesn't change my mood instantly, but e.g. listening to an album for let's say 50 minutes implies a change.
I'm speaking of listening to music only - music combined with visuals, furnished with sound effects (e.g. movies) will reach you emotionally more easily than music itself.
This is basicly how it works with me.
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Old 03-01-2014, 04:57 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I sometimes listen to music in trends, similar to how Pedestrian noted. But very rarely does my emotional mood come into it.
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I sometimes like watching classic videos vs just listening to the music itself. The videos along with the music helps transend my mood and memories back to a particular time and era. Especially music videos from the 80's and 90's.
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Old 03-01-2014, 06:50 AM   #19 (permalink)
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That OP happened to me as well, i remember talking about music with a friend and he said the same thing that is all about the mood you're in but for me it's like pedestrian said it's not always about the mood of a song sometimes you just wanna hear a song with no specific mood attached to it.

And sometimes a song can change your mood for exmpl im not a dancer but everytime i hear this song i get all happy and want to dance

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Old 03-01-2014, 08:24 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I rarely let my mood play a significant role about what I am going to listen to at a certain moment. Even when I'm sad or happy, I could still listen to anything and enjoy it. Normally I try to listen to every album equally, instead of listening to the same albums over and over. In fact, I rarely care about my moods in general. I try to stay calm, and do things in a normal/natural way. So that'd be the same case for when I'm listening to music.
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